Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius

Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius

Legendary Creature — Dragon


Whenever Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius deals damage to a player, you may draw a card.

: Niv-Mizzet deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius Discussion

multimedia on Ur-Dragon, Tribal Combos, Free Casting

7 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

The Thriving lands and Vivid lands should be replaced before the Scry lands. I would also replace the Scry lands, but they're better than Thriving and Vivids. I'm not a fan of Scry lands; the scry 1 is very overrated. I think color fixing is more important to have with lands especially with five colors on a budget. On a budget Tri lands are worth ETB tapped because they can make one of three colors and having access to a possible third color repeatedly is more helpful than a single time scry 1. Overall, the land cuts to consider are all the Thriving lands, Vivid lands and Scry lands; keep the Tri lands.

Tri lands give you more options, more consistent to have a land that can make green or red. That's important since these colors you want in the early game more than other colors. Frontier Bivouac , Jungle Shrine and Savage Lands are Tri lands that can make green and red. Only Temple of Abandon can do this out of the Scry lands.

As far as cuts to consider to add more ramp:

Dragons don't need the pump from Crucible and Kolaghan, they're already big and flying. The interaction with Amulet with lands that ETB tapped is nice, but I think it would be better as an actual ramp spell.

ZEMOtheSinner on ⋖⋄ Tyrannus Primævo 2.7 ⋄⋗

9 months ago

Hallo Draknoz, thank you for stopping by and sharing your ideas!

I thought about Defense of the Heart and Morophon, the Boundless for a long time and the reasons why they aren't both in the deck already transcend their playability. I have the first one in another deck and as a personal rule i try not to repeat the same cards in different decks to preserve their... i don't know how to call it, "sense of uniqueness". Regarding the second one, Morophon, i agree about the great synergy. It could be the only effective way to cast my commander since i removed Fist of Suns but... the problem is that i absolutely HATE its art.
I am aware that this is silly, but i just can't stand that moose pudding look and the obnoxious face. I don't want those dropping cheeks anywhere near my dragons!
Maybe in the future, if wotc ever reprint it with a new art...

Selvala's Stampede is a cool suggestion, i didn't knew the card! My concern about its possible use regards my deck's greatest weakness: on many occasions, my hand empties faster than it fills. Card draw it's a bit of a problem still and that's the reason why Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius is the deck and Shadrix Silverquill is in the Maybeboard. With an excessively light hand, Stampede risks to be a dead draw...

Peoni on Scion & Associates

1 year ago

@ellie-is Thank you for the comment!

While Niv-Mizzet, Parun is definitely a cooler and in most cases stronger card than the two variants of him I chose, I think the other two provide more combo potential in this particular deck.

Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius is really just a mana sink I can tutor onto the field at any given time with Scion. I never really want to actually cast him and use him for board presence. He's just there to give me an easily accessible wincon if I assemble my Animate Dead + Worldgorger Dragon combo.

I chose Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind over Parun because Firemind can initiate the Curiosity infinite himself without the aid of an additional card, which is nice when I'm again just picking him out of my deck with Scion when I need him. Like Dracogenius, I don't even want to be casting Firemind or using him to generate long term value on the field. I only want to see him when I'm capable of using him.

The only reason I didn't include Parun is because I likely wouldn't have an easy time hard casting him due to his intensive cost, and if I tutored him out with Scion I would need to have in hand and be able cast to instant or a sorcery immediately to kick off the combo. I do honestly like Parun more as a card though. If the Niv-Mizzet strat turns out to be more impactful than I expected then I might consider adding him in alongside Dracogenius and Firemind and just running allll the Izzet Nivs for the hell of it.

I appreciate the suggestion! I'm always grateful for feedback. :^)

Girth_ on Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius and Utvara Hellkite …

1 year ago

Utvara Hellkite creates a 6/6 dragon creature token whenever a dragon I control attacks. Does the ability of Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius dealing 1 damage to target creature or player count as it “attacking” thus triggering Utvara Hellkite to create a 6/6 dragon creature token? Or is it dealing damage, without technically “attacking”?

edengstrom1 on

1 year ago

I think Locust God decks usually want to use wheel effects to draw a bunch of cards and mess with the rest of the table. Cards like Windfall, Molten Psyche and Reforge the Soul.

Creatures like Dragon Mage, Jace's Archivist and Magus of the Wheel can keep the wheels spinning as well.

Also, I think Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind might work better than Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius since he pings whenever you draw a card.

HybridPK on Channel the Tempest

1 year ago

Saw the link and request for budget suggestions. I haven't played Melek but I am currently playing Mizzix of the Izmagnus and used to play Keranos, God of Storms. I'm a fan or UR all-around. The suggestions below are fairly generic since I'm unsure of how you want to win. Suggestions are based around cards I've used before in 60-card formats or in EDH with the previously mentioned legendaries, and should be under $5 each.

Spell-cost Reduction

Token Generators


Copy Effects


Decidares on High Power Scion of the Win Button

1 year ago

Thanks for the reply, Gracco. Wouldn't I be able to win with the Worldgorger combo and therefore not need to worry about drawing additional cards? Similarly, wouldn't Shivan Hellkite or Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius allow us to win through the Worldgorger combo just as effectively as Torment of Hailfire (although with much less style)?

Decidares on High Power Scion of the Win Button

1 year ago


I've played more games since you last commented, and would like to keep you in the loop as requested. Can you check out my 2/20/20 update in the deck description and let me know what you think? I essentially began to cut down on combos, as you suggested initially, and focused on Niv-Mizzet and Worldgorger Dragon combos.

I know you suggested Niv-Mizzet, Parun, but I don't recall if I already had Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius when you first made the suggestion. Would you still recommend including Niv-Mizzet, Parun if that brings the number of Niv-Mizzets up to three?

Hellkite Tyrant has been useful at times, but it has admittedly underperformed, because I could always just kill an opponent or win rather than steal artifacts. I could cut it in favor of Niv-Mizzet, Parun or another more efficient Dragon.

Tainted Strike hasn't found as much use either so far, like you implied.

I'm planning to add your name to the references section too if you don't mind.


Thank you for your suggestions! Having learned about Dance of the Dead and Necromancy from you, I opted to focus on Worldgorger Dragon combos over mass reanimation. I had previously been on the fence about the two, since mass reanimation seemed incompatible with having Worldgorger Dragon in the graveyard. I'm also planning to add your contribution to my references section if you don't mind.

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